Stephen Lord Harrison was born in Huddersfield, England on the 19th May 1961. Only son of Philip and Freda Harrison. Philip was serving in the British army so Stephen moved extensively, living in places such as Malaya and Germany. Stephen attended 30 primary schools, 18 secondary schools (including Bideford Grammer School) and 2 colleges of further education (Mid Cornwall College of F.E. and North Gloucester College of F.E.). He gained 8 "O" levels and 3 "A" levels.
Royal Navy career
Royal Navy career
Stephen joined the Royal Navy in 1978 and trained as a naval officer at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Passing out in 1979. He also earned his degree in mathematics through Exeter University. Stephen also gained his Bridge Watchkeeping Certificate and Ocean Navigation Certificate to manage the 20,000 ton ship and it´s 1,100 crew.
After the Royal Navy
After leaving the Royal Navy stephen worked for a national airline as a pilot flying the Bae 146 regional jet and also opened a hotel, with his first wife, Karen, specialising in the support of offshore workers. After his divorce Stephen became a Financial and business consultant based in the UK licenced under the Financial Services Act and holding a Consumer Credit Licence, offering a full range of financial products, loans, mortgages, insurance, business and marketing plans. Organised sales and marketing training courses with sales groups up to 40 staff. Recruited and trained sales teams from door to door teams to invididual large account managers. Implementation and monitoring of results. Gave presentation at board level and to institutions. Clients included: a university, a national charity, construction companies, hotels, retailers, car hire, home improvement and network marketing companies.
When the regional airline was bought by a major international airline, Stephen transferred to Holland and flew Boeing 767-300ER ETOPS (Extended Twin Operations) as a Captain. His principle routes were to Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, and the Dutch Antilles.
After many trips to South America, Stephen worked for the Colombian government as an advisor and instructor
Subsequently, Lord Harrison started Sterling Investments Ltda with Norman Rojas in Bogota, Colombia. Responsible for raising investment funds and planning and implementing investments. Liaised with government departments for import and export deals within a strict framework of controls. Carried out in-depth investigations of various international markets, such as Forex, gold, diamonds, sugar and coffee. Made trips to factories and mines in Africa and South America. Produced and taught courses in english and spanish to groups of businessmen and public funcionaries of up to 200 people in english, business english, marketing (on-line and off-line), investments, business start-ups and accounting.
Lord Harrison is CEO of Sterling Investments Ltda in Colombia, Trans-Global Mining and Farms Ltd in Ghana and Supersonic Training in Spain.
He has worked with:
Citadel Commerce, a Canadian online payment company,
SAP, a German software company,
Ako-Nobel, a Dutch paint manufacturer,
Media Markt, a Spanish electrical goods retailer,
Tech Data, a Spanish software provider,
Inter-Continental Trading, a Ghanian trading company,
Governments of the UK, Ghana, Uganda, and Colombia.
Lord Harrison gained his MBA from Phoenix University in 2007.
Lord Harrison is married to his second wife, Martha.